Monthly Archives: October 2015

1 Utama and Sunway Lagoon

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Today was fun with lots of walking and exploring on of the top 10 largest malls in the world.

Our Malaysian friend Sara took us on a road trip…the adventures of visiting one of the largest malls in the world.

Our first surprise was the cost for going there…now that was a kicker for us.

We took the train from our condo to the closest place to take a bus ride. The mall is about 1 hour ride away from Kuala Lumpur. So taking the train and bus to avoid traffic was our goal and of course to also save some money.

Out total expense for transportation from our condo around sunway putra to 1 Utama mall and to sunway lagoon only cost us $8 total for 7 persons…..what an awesome way to travel around in Kuala Lumpur….buses and trains.

Some pictures below will give you a scoop of our awesome day at the mall…

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Ok above ground level just like a train system they have a bus system….it was new to us…they had the whole set up just like the train without the train tracks…this road if only for the RapidKL  bus roads…so cool

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That’s the bus lane you see above ground…who says buses can’t fly high…lol

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That’s what they called the system…BRT… the bus ride…

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Beautiful sunway lagoon…

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Loved this sunway pyramid mall…

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Sunway pyramid mall is so beautiful and decorated with style….

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Skating excitement at the mall…

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Ok officially this place makes the most fluffy no work at all to eat kind of cheesecake….oh it was so good I am not able to describe it now…am still mesmerising…

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Yeap we sat there and ate it all…tasty…

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The entrance at the sunway lagoon

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The decor is amazing…

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My silly kids aasha pushing destiny in a stroller while at 1utama mall…lol…

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One of our faves at 1utama mall…the spun for spinning. ..

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Ok never seen this one before…you I can pee with my kids next to me…lol!!! Lol!!! This was at 1utama mall…I guess that’s why it’s in the top 10 world largest malls….

Such an awesome day of exploring…

Malaysia EXPLORATION continues. …

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Our Kareoke Journey….LOL!!!

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Well until we walk through the doors of the urban KTV studios we actually thought we had some singers in our family…LOL!!!!

Officially that dream is shattered…lol…

Today we had 4 hours of great family bonding moment. We got to spend the whole 4 hours a studio and sing along with all our favourite songs. Thanks to Sara our Malaysia LLF (Life Long Friend) for taking us.

Some funny pictures below. …..videos will be on my Facebook page so you can check it out there. Facebook name is Mavis manns.

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We all about the Base. .

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Father and daughter moment

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Go baby you rocking that song…

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Because am happy by mj…our 6yr old..

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Making LIFE Long friends everywhere we find ourselves…

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Sing on my little afro puff…

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She is loving this moment…

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My little muscle man…

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Nice ride to pose with

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The head of our clan…

Great day trying new things…

Malaysia EXPLORATION continues. ..

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Playing Chess on the Streets of Malayisa

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As I was taking a nice run on the streets of Chowkit Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. I saw some older men playing chess by the street. I stopped to watch a little since it seem very exciting with lots of people around there.

Then I asked the old man if I could play him.

If you know me you will know that’s not like me to ask strangers eve a simple question. But with our travels I have come to have some self confidence and just ask.

So the old man asked me to sit and we play…he is a chess master and he was self taught. After 43min of playing with him. He checkmate me…so I asked him where did I go wrong ? And he told me that he will tell me by setting the board up again. And he said I rushed to take his bishop and that is what made him win.

Over all I played well and I am glad I stopped to ask if I could play.

Here a is pictures of the roadside chess master.

Also would like to Thank my chess coach Uncle B for teaching me how to play a great game of chess. Life is like playing chess…

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That’s my new chess players

After my chess game I continue my running and  I felt so great.

I stopped by a shop to try on the Islamic scale.  I bought one and brought it home.

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My photo bomer

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Malaysia exploration continues. …

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Date nights are very essential

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Making time once a week to have date nights really makes a big difference in our marriage.

After 15yrs of our union Marcus and I still enjoy each other to the max and when we are together it feels like a honeymoon…which we did not get to have. So recreating that feeling of excitement every week.

Last night our date night was fun and exciting  since we just relaxed and stroll the streets of malaysia.

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Great evening filled with lots of Love

Malaysia exploration continues….

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Petronas Twin Towers

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Pretty awesome getting to see the beauty and magnificence of Kuala Lumpur.

Today we did one of the tours that everyone in Malaysia visiting must do.

The Petronas Twin towers…. what an amazing building and wayyyy too tall for my liking to live or work there…lol!!!

89 floors up and I don’t even remember how tall they said it was…will have the kids do a book report on it and I should be able to learn from from them and come back to edit this blog…lol..

So it cost about $70 for all 6 of us to take this 45min tour…no stress just show up ready to get high…

Pictures below

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We made it high up

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We are up high in the tallest building in malaysia

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I was kind of scared…

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He was super excited thinking he can see all the people down like batman…

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Got to get a little learning while up here for her book report…

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He loves height….

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A little pose while High up will be nice

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I don’t do heights…that was scary for me

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What an amazing experience

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KLCC playground and park looking down from the 86th floor

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The bridge holding the twin towers

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All tickets in hand….

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She is excited

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Beautiful hazy view…

Hope you enjoyed this pictures as much as I did taken them…

Malaysia EXPLORATION continues. ..

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Open house Cinema…WOW!!! ASIA

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Only in Asia…you get real free stuff with nothing to buy just simply free..

So in Malaysia you can actually ride a bus all around the city for free called GoKL Bus…

And you can get free 2 hour walking tour of the city…for free…and when I say free I mean free…lol!!! Got to Love Asia…

Now for 4 days the movie cinema at sunway putra mall you can watch 1 movie per day for free…and am telling you they have 2015 movies for free…as if it’s not enough they will even go ahead and give you a free drink and popcorn…lol!!!

Am in love with Asia…with my large family anything free with no hidden charges is so awesome for us.

So tomorrow we will go and Watch one movie and then sunday go for the next all FREE I don’t have to buy anything….

And as we exit the mall I see another great promotion…50% on meals…lol!!!

Oh and at red lobster here buy one adult meal and get one kids meal for free…so my kids and I we only buy 2 adult meals and get 2 free kids mean and we are super full…

Well we are truly gratful for the kind gesture of the Asian world.

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Which one do I want to see…??

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Madness right…lol!!!

Malaysia EXPLORATION continues. …

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Kids having fun in Kuala Lumpur

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Today was swim and relax day for the Manns kids and their new Malaysian friend…

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Great pool for the kids at the Bistari condo…

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The small pleasures kids find in a pool

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Let’s get sliding buddy

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Funny little soul..

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Daddy date for our little Manns

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Father and son moment….you know what you are doing is right when your 6yr old son comes to and say “daddy please can I have a daddy date with you?” LOL! !!

Well and he got his date with his daddy…

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He probably will never forget this daddy dates…

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Wow!!!  He looks like a pro already…

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I love my daddy

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The joy of having a date with your father

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I got this daddy…

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Did I hit the target daddy?

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Father and son having an awesome day…with kidzania play money…

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Ready for daddy date…

Great memorable moments with his father…

Malaysia EXPLORATION continues. ..

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Little Artists Travelling The Universe

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So my kids lately have been drawing and with smiles on their faces they will complete a drawing then go right back into drawing another one. Not sure why this type of drawing but I am starting to believe with our travels it has sparked that kind of artistic side of them.

Without looking on anything they all seem to be drawing the same kind of pictures.

For the past year we have travel through some great countries and have made great friends.

So of the countries we visited are

South africa – cape Town and Joburg
Kenya -Nairobi and mombasa
Bangkok- Thailand
Phillippines – makati and Manila
Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur

I think their inspiration comes from this different places…Remember we are all ONE

Enjoy

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Aasha my 12yr old work

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Aasha’s work

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More of Aasha’s work

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IMAHKUS my 10yr old work

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Destiny my 14yrs old work

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Aasha’s work called it “the eye”

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This is from our new Malaysia friend Sara got inspired by our girls to draw something like theirs…pretty awesome

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Aasha’ work

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Destiny’ work

So proud of them all

Malaysia EXPLORATION continues. ..

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